What is Storm Water Runoff Pollution?

Storm water runoff refers to seasonal rainfall flows and snowmelts in the spring. It is very noticeable during a heavy rainstorm when large volumes of water drain off paved areas. Runoff pollution can happen at any time of the year when excessive water use from irrigation, car-washing, and other sources carries trash, lawn clippings and other urban pollutants into storm drains. Even automobiles leaking motor oil 20 miles inland can still pollute the lakes.

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1. Where does storm water go?
2. What is a Watershed?
3. What is Storm Water Runoff Pollution?
4. How is it different from other forms of water pollution?
5. Where does Storm Water Runoff Pollution comes from?